The ZenFounder podcast is a combination of interviews with successful entrepreneurs, conversations with experts, and honest reflections on entrepreneur life, focused on helping entrepreneurs practice better mental health. Forbes called it one of the 12 best podcasts for entrepreneurs.
Host, Dr. Sherry Walling, is a clinical psychologist, coach for entrepreneurs and startups, and best-selling author. She is an expert in trauma, stress and burnout, and her research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Traumatic Stress. She has also endured being married to a serial entrepreneur for 23 years.
Episode 363: Superpower: Ask What You Want
In the latest episode, Sherry delves into the art of contemplating, recognizing, and expressing our desires. This practice of discerning and vocalizing our wants holds immense value, extending its benefits not only to our professional endeavors but also to our personal lives and relationships. As driven founders, we frequently find ourselves engrossed in the hustle, seldom affording the time for deep introspection into our true desires and the things that ignite our passion.
Episode 362: Your Relationship With Your Body Is Broken - How To Fix It
Our connection with our bodies holds immense significance. Sherry firmly advocates for nurturing a cooperative rapport with our physical selves. In this podcast, Sherry explores the holistic integration of mental health encompassing the body, mind, spirit, and relationships, offering insights into restoring a harmonious bond with one's body. This journey isn't just for personal well-being but extends its advantages to your loved ones and even the realm of business.
Episode 361: Psychedelics and Spirituality
For the past five to six years of her career, Sherry has harbored a profound fascination with the potential of psychedelics in the realm of mental health. She delves into how this immersion in the field of mental health has not only expanded her spiritual awareness but has also heightened it, particularly compared to her pre-psychedelic experiences. When we contemplate what thriving truly entails — giving our utmost in our endeavors, steering our businesses, and assuming the leadership roles we aspire to — Sherry asserts that such aspirations necessitate a degree of introspection into our own spirituality.
Episode 360: How to Have Better Relationship Fights
Drawing from her prior experience aiding combat veterans grappling with PTSD, Sherry reveals a relationship tool that can keeps us from crossing the line to a place we are all vulnerable to in certain moments How can we remain anchored in patience and self-control when life feels disordered? Stay tuned to learn this very valuable technique that can be used in both our personal and professional lives.
Episode 359: 5 R's to Get Things Done
At times, the essence of an idea can be swiftly conveyed. Within this episode, Sherry shares a few simple strategies you can use to trick your brain into getting more done in less time.
Episode 358: 6 Psychological Traits That Make You Seem More Confident
Sherry tackles the widely used mental health adage, "fake it 'til you make it." This saying finds particular relevance in bolstering our self-assurance. Given that entrepreneurs frequently navigate uncharted territories, often beyond their comfort zones, the need to cultivate confidence becomes paramount. In this episode, Sherry furnishes strategies to enhance the projection of confidence during instances or tasks where our self-assurance might waver.
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Valuable and Entertaining
Great podcast on important and often overlooked topics for entrepreneurs. Helped me to connect with my craft from a different angle.
A breath of fresh air!
If you’re currently a founder or entrepreneur (or want to be one in the future), this podcast should be part of your weekly content diet. Sherry is fantastic - warm, knowledgeable, and engaging - and every episode is full of actionable takeaways that you can leverage to level up. A must listen!
Disclaimer... I just barely tipped the tip of my tiniest toe into the waters of entrepreneurship so that’s not what originally drew me to this podcast. Rather, I got to know Sherry during yoga training several years ago and was immediately drawn to her as a pure and authentic human being. Might have even been quite shy around her because I looked up to her so much. Anyway, today I found myself very, very anxious and instead of wallowing in fetal position I played the first podcast that came up on my phone, laced up my sneakers and went for a walk. The podcast was on meditation so I did it walking. I can now breathe fully again because of it. When I got home, at least 10 lbs of anxiety lighter, I listened to the recent podcast in which Sherry gives examples of her own white privilege. I found comfort and calm in her story and voice. This podcast is a beautiful gift. In short, I’m grateful.